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Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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Midlothian, Virginia
United States


2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS


2001 Dodge Intrepid SE Motorsport Edition


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About “"Bud"”

In late 2005, I decided that I didn't want to subject my '66 Corvair daily driver to another winter of Pennsylvania road salt. Its floors had virtually no rust, just a little surface rust, and I wanted to keep it that way! GM was having one of its rebate promos, so I checked into how much a Cobalt would cost. The local dealers (I have three within 10 minutes!) all came in too high, but there was one about ten miles away that quoted me a price that was just too good to pass up. They pitched me the SS, with the equipment I wanted, cheaper than one of the other dealers quoted me on am LT!
I call it "Bud" because I'm a big NASCAR fan, especially the Earnhardts. Dale Earnhardt was, is, and always will be THE MAN! Dale, Jr. is currently my driver, because, after all, he is his father's son. Now, at the time, JR. drove a red Chevy SS with "Bud" painted across the hood. What else am I going to call MY red Chevy SS? (I have no plans to repaint it in his current colors!)
And for all you other NASCAR fans out there, I'm open to guesses as to what Bud's license plate "BOOG8Y 3" means.

About “TOY II”

The car is a 2001 Dodge Motorsport SE w/sunroof. Originally my company car now, one of my toys. Prio to last year I had swapped the 2.7 for 3.5 H.O. and last year still not satisfied I added the 75h.p NO2 and 4.98 gears, then things got out of hand the end result is what you see. I thought I was done with this project but I keep coming up with more and more mods so, I guess I will never be done with this one.


Specs for “"Bud"”

171 H.P. Dual Overhead Cam 4-cylinder.
5-speed Transaxle.
0-60: About 7.5 seconds (official Timex wristwatch timing!)
Top Speed: I've had it up to an indicated 130, but I ran out of road. It still had some left in it.

Specs for “TOY II”

[img]TOY II3.5L, ASP underdrive pulley, K&N FIPK , 70mm TB, Intake Spacer, 75h.p. Nitrous system, 4.98 Prowler Pro gears.


Factory Options for “"Bud"”

SS Equipment package.(includes 171 HP. Ecotec 4-cylinder Engine, 5-speed manual Transaxle, Sport Front and Rear Facia,
Power Windows and Door Locks, Body Color Rear-View Mirrors
Driving Lights, Remote Trunk Release, Carpeted Floor Mats, Multi-Function Trip Computer, 17" Polished Alloy Wheels, 4- Wheel Disc Brakes)
Victory Red paint.
Charcoal Leather interior.
Heated seats.
AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo
Power Sunroof

Factory Options for “TOY II”

SE w/sunroof, Motorsport option, cruise, tilt, pwr driver seat.


Mods for “"Bud"”

None (Yet...) except a set of Falken tires - it used to corner well, now it handles like a go-kart!
I'm planning Silver Chevelle SS-style stripes and full window tint next summer.

Mods for “TOY II”

Tinted windows
Automatic Temperature Control conversion
Auto Headlights
Black Diamond headlights w/clear corners
Hella 6.5" 55w driving lights
2.7 to 3.5L H.O. conversion
Federal ECM--no speed limiter
Dual Exhaust- TruBendz
ASP underdrive pulley
70 mm TB
Limited Slip Diff
300M "special" half shafts
Carbon Fibre look Aluminium fuel door
Auto Stick Conversion
Painted Brake Calipers-RED
Intrepid decals on calipers
Cross drilled and slotted rotors
Black A pillars
300M "Special" Sway Bars
300M "Special" Stuts
Eibach Lowering Springs
Steering wheel radio controls
300M "Pro Am"Heated, Memory seats
Dodge Motorsport logo embroidered on the headrests
300M "Pro Am"Rear Seats (two tone)
300M Leather Console cover
300M Leather/Chrome Shifter
300M Lighted Visor
Auto Dimming rear mirror
300M "Special" Mirrors (auto dimming and turn signals)
300M "Special" Gauges (150 MPH)
300M "Special" Door Panels
300M "Special" Dash
Carbon Fiber Dash Kit
Rear Courtesy lights
Chrome door handles
Chrome switches
Infinity II sound system including rear door speakers
RB1 nav unit and 6 disc changer
Painted intake (chrome) and valve covers(Hemi Orange)
Stripes and the roof is also black
Oh yeah! ZEX wet 75 h.p.Nitious system
4.98 Prowler Pro gears
Nascar Spoiler
Viper Body Kit
Shaved door handles
Shaved Antenna
Factory back up sensor
Aero cowl panel

I am sure there is more but I can't remember every thing right now.


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